SMP Quilting Festival Awards + Prizes

Awards + Prizes

Thank you to our generous sponsors for providing our grand prize

and for the following awards in each category:

PLATINUM

Grace
Dime
Handi-Quilter
GOLD

Baby Lock
Juki
SILVER

Arrow Cabinets
Bernina
Liten Up
BRONZE

Brother
Sew Steady
Janome
Laura Star
ASSOCIATE

Kai Scissors
Day Light

Peoples' Choice

Golden Scissors Award

~ Grace 15 PRO + Q-Zone or Cutie Frame
~ Bernina B77
~ Dime Exquisite Thread 288 Spools
+ 6 Wood Racks

$7,911 ARV

Judges' Choice

Golden Scissors Award

~ Handi Quilter Moxie with 8-foot Loft Frame
~ Bernina B77
~ Dime Exquisite Thread 288 Spools
+ 6 Wood Racks

$7,911 ARV

Grand Prize Home Studio Giveaway
Approximate Retail Value, “ARV”: $50,000

Sponsored by:
PRIZE:
There is one prize, and one winner will be selected. The prize is described
as a “Dream Studio,” with an Approximate Retail Value, “ARV” of $50,000.00.
The prize is composed of the following items:
*DIME BUNDLE INCLUDES:
THE SMP VIRTUAL QUILT FEST GIVEAWAY
  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

  2. HOW TO ENTER: The SMP Virtual Quilt Fest (“Giveaway”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on January 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on March 19, 2021 (the “Giveaway Entry Period”). Tom enter, log on to the SMP Virtual Quilt Fest page at www.sewingmachinesplus.com/ virtual-quilt-fest.php, enter your valid email address next to the “Sign Up!” button, and then click the “Sign Up!” button. You may enter only once; only one entry per person is permitted. Use of any robotic, automatic, scripted, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter multiple times by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

  3. SPONSOR: SewingMachinesPlus.com, Inc. (“Sponsor”), 1040 S Andreasen Dr, Escondido, Ste. 150, CA 92029.

  4. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia aged 21 or older. Employees of Sponsor and the prize providers (The Grace Company, Designs In Machine Embroidery (DIME), Handi Quilter, Inc., Arrow Companies, LLC, KAI Scissors, Baby Lock, Brother International Corporation, Sew Steady, Daylight Company LLC, Janome America, Inc., BERNINA, LiTen Up Technologies, Inc., LAURASTAR, Juki America Inc., and any others), and their respective affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies and anyone involved with the Giveaway (collectively, “Giveaway Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.

  5. PRIZE: There is one prize, and one winner will be selected. The prize is described as a “Dream Studio,” with an Approximate Retail Value (“AR”) of $50,000.00. The prize is composed of the following items:
    • Grace 21 Pro with continuum frame, light bar ($12,100 ARV)
    • Handi Quilter Capri with insight table ($7,999 ARV)
    • Brother NQ3600D Sewing and Embroidery Machine $3499
    • Baby Lock Accolade Serger: (ARV) $4,199
    • Brother SDX230DX Disney Scan-N-Cut: (ARV) $1,199
    • Kai Scissors Professional GS7, 3-Piece Set: (ARV) $194
    • Kookaburra K3451 cutting table with mat ($1,299 ARV)
    • Lighten Up Q-Bot System for the 21 PRO: (ARV) $5,199
    • Arrow hydraulic sewing chair ($399 ARV)
    • Laurastar Smart-U, Ironing System: (ARV) $2,500
    • Juki Kokochi DX-4000QVP $3,999
    • Dime Bundle: (ARV) $7,044

    The prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.

  6. DRAWING: The one winner will be determined on March 20, 2021 in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period. Winner is responsible for all local, state and federal taxes and fees, if any. No substitution permitted or cash equivalent, except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is non-transferrable. If the prize value awarded is $600 or over, an IRS form 1099 will be filed in the name of the winner as required by law.

  7. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be notified via the email they provided at entry. In order to be eligible to be awarded the prize, the winner must execute an affidavit of eligibility and release (“Release”) within 7 days of the prize notification email being sent to them. If the winner does not respond to the winner notification email (email will be sent 3 times over a 5 day period) within 7 days, or if said email is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential prize winner does not return the completed and executed Release within 7 days, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, does not provide required information, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential prize winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, prize won, town where winner is located and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law. The prize providers will send the prize to the address provided by the winner.

  8. RELEASE: All decisions and results of Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. By entering the Giveaway, entrants accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities, as well as the respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, indirect or direct damages, including consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, in law or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Giveaway or in the announcement of any prize. The winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Giveaway and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize except that such prize shall be subject to manufacturer’s standard warranty. Sponsor will not be liable if Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Giveaway as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Giveaway or use or redemption of any prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Giveaway, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any Giveaway it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Giveaway if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Giveaway), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Giveaway, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS GIVEAWAY. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT PROVISION.
    You further agree that each of your rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California are hereby waived. Section 1542 provides as follows:
    A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.

  9. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM: Entrant agrees that all matters arising out of or relating to this Giveaway and these Official Rules are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrant further agrees that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in San Diego, California.

  10. WINNER NAME: For the name of the winner (available 30 days after the Giveaway ends), send a self-addressed envelope no later than 90 days after the Giveaway ends to: Sewing Machines Plus (“Sponsor”), 1040 S Andreasen Dr, Ste. 150, Escondido, CA 92029.

  11. PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that Sponsor may collect, use and share your information pursuant to its privacy policy, which may be found at: https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/customer-service.php

  12. DISCLAIMER OF SPONSORSHIP: This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, nor are Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter associated with the Giveaway in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Giveaway must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Instagram is a trademark of Instagram, Inc. Twitter is a trademark of Twitter, Inc. Pinterest is a trademark of Pinterest Inc.


THE SMP VIRTUAL QUILT FEST CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

  2. HOW TO ENTER: The SMP Virtual Quilt Fest Contest (“Contest”) is accepting entries from 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on January 15, 2021 through 11:59:59 PM CT on February 14, 2021 (the “Contest Entry Period”). To enter, follow the submission entry instructions at www.sewingmachinesplus.com/ virtual-quilt-fest.php. You may enter only twice; only two entries per person are permitted. Use of any robotic, automatic, scripted, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter multiple times by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. By entering the Contest, you will be added to the Sponsor’s newsletter distribution list, although you may opt out at any time, without affecting your eligibility to compete in the Contest. By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by all of these rules (the “Official Rules”).

  3. SPONSOR: SewingMachinesPlus.com, Inc. (“Sponsor”), 1040 S Andreasen Dr, Escondido, Ste. 150, CA 92029.

  4. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia aged 21 or older, except residents of Arizona. Employees of Sponsor and the prize providers (The Grace Company, Designs In Machine Embroidery (DIME), Handi Quilter, Inc., Arrow Companies, LLC, KAI Scissors, Baby Lock, Brother International Corporation, Sew Steady, Daylight Company LLC, Janome America, Inc., BERNINA, LiTen Up Technologies, Inc., LAURASTAR, Juki America Inc., and any others), and their respective affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies and anyone involved with the Contest (collectively, “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.
    1. Entrants may not submit any content that (i) contains any elements that violate a third party’s copyrights or trademark rights or (ii) depicts any individuals who have not granted permission to be featured.
    2. No quilt submitted may have been previously submitted in a national level show, such as any contest sponsored by Quilts, Inc. or the American Quilter’s Society.
    3. The quilt must have been completed after January 1, 2019.
    4. The Sponsor reserves the right to remove inappropriate entries for any reason.


  5. PRIZE: There are two prizes – one for the winner selected by the panel of judges, and one for the winner selected by the public. Each winner will receive a prize, with an Approximate Retail Value (“AR”) of $7,000.00. The prize is composed of the following items:
    Peoples' Choice Award
    • Grace 15 PRO w/ Q-zone frame or Cutie Frame $4,695
    • Bernina B77 $1,299
    • Dime Exquisite Thread 288 spools with 6 wood racks $1,617.06

    Judges' Choice Award
    • Handi Quilter Moxie with 8’ Loft Frame $4,995
    • Bernina B77 $1,299
    • Dime Exquisite Thread 288 spools with 6 wood racks $1,617.06

    The prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. The winner is not permitted to substitute any items or transfer the prize to someone else. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. No cash equivalent permitted.

  6. JUDGING: Voting by the public is open from February 15, 2021 through March 14, 2021. Voting by the panel of judges (Karen Kay Buckley, Melinda Bula, Camille Roskelley, and Sherri McConnellwill) take place on March 20th, 2021. Quilts will be judged on the following criteria:
    1. Visual impact
      1. Visually appealing
      2. Color palette appealing
      3. Balanced design
      4. Creativity
      5. Contrast/value engaging
      6. Proportional
    2. Piecing and Borders Workmanship
      1. Square blocks
      2. Lies flat
    3. Special Techniques and Workmanship
      1. Embroidery, beading, trapunto, appliques, etc. are well-executed
      2. Should complement the quilt
      3. Should lie flat
    4. Quilting Workmanship
      1. Piece equally quilted, equal density throughout
      2. Quilting complements the quilt
      3. Quilting thread color(s) complement the design
    5. Finishing and Binding
      1. Quilt lies flat
      2. Appropriate to the d
    The winners will be determined on March 20th, 2021. Any tie will be broken by the vote of Blaine Austin, who will use the criteria set forth above.

  7. PERMISSION TO USE IMAGES: All images submitted to the Sponsor as part of the Contest become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor may use the same for publicity and/or advertising.

  8. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winners will be notified on March 20, 2021 via the email they provided at entry. In order to be eligible to be awarded the prize, the winners must execute (a) an affidavit that affirms the winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and (b) a release (collectively, the “Release”) within 7 days of the prize notification email being sent to them. If a winner does not respond to the winner notification email (email will be sent 3 times over a 5 day period) within 7 days, or if said email is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential prize winner does not return the completed and executed Release within 7 days, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, does not provide required information, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential prize winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining eligible entries, either by the judges if the potential winner was the Judges' Choice winner or by selecting the entrant with the next-highest quantity of votes if the potential winner was the Peoples' Choice winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, prize won, town where winner is located and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law. The prize providers will send the prize to the address provided by the winner.

  9. TAXES: Winner is responsible for all local, state and federal taxes and fees, if any. If the prize value awarded is $600 or over, an IRS form 1099 will be filed in the name of the winner as required by law.

  10. RELEASE: All decisions and results of Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Contest Entities, as well as the respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, indirect or direct damages, including consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, in law or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of any prize. The winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Contest and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize except that such prize shall be subject to manufacturer’s standard warranty. Sponsor will not be liable if Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT PROVISION.
    You further agree that each of your rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California are hereby waived. Section 1542 provides as follows:
    A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.

  11. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM: Entrant agrees that all matters arising out of or relating to this Contest and these Official Rules are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrant further agrees that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Contest and these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in San Diego, California.

  12. WINNER NAME: For the name of the winners (available 30 days after the Contest ends), send a self-addressed envelope no later than 90 days after the Contest ends to: Sewing Machines Plus (“Sponsor”), 1040 S Andreasen Dr, Ste. 150, Escondido, CA 92029.

  13. PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that Sponsor may collect, use and share your information pursuant to its privacy policy, which may be found at: https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/customer-service.php

  14. DISCLAIMER OF SPONSORSHIP: This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, nor are Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter associated with the Contest in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Instagram is a trademark of Instagram, Inc. Twitter is a trademark of Twitter, Inc. Pinterest is a trademark of Pinterest Inc.